UK Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected In October

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Ahead of second lockdown, UK retail sales logged robust growth in October as consumers started Christmas shopping earlier this year, underpinned by discounting from a range of stores. Retail sales grew 1.2 percent on month in October following a 1.4 percent rise logged in September, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. Economists had forecast a marginal 0.1 percent increase.